Thursday, June 21, 2007

No Fixed Abode

If you celebrate St. Patrick's day by breaking out all the Irish drinking songs you can find, playing them for the week before, and then promptly packing them up the day after, then No Fixed Abode might not be for you. If, on the other hand, you find yourself enjoying listening to Nanci Griffith singing with The Chieftains year round, come rain, sun, or snow, you just might enjoy Clearwater, the latest release by No Fixed Abode.

The band is composed of Una Walsh and Tony Dean, from Ireland and England respectively, and sings a mix of original and traditional celtic tinged flavor of folk. At points, the songs feel like they're coming to you straight from the Emerald Isle. At others (Sunne Day for example) the duo rollicks through a piano number that could be playing in a saloon. Either way, the pair complements each other nicely. Try the following:

No Fixed Abode - Kebab Crazed Nuter : Clearwater

No Fixed Abode - The Salty Sea Dog : Clearwater

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The Chieftains with Nanci Griffith - Red Is the Rose : An Irish Evening (live)

Drinking Songs for the rest of you

Big Bad Bollocks - Guinness : Night On The Tiles

The Clancy Brothers - Whiskey, You're The Devil : Best Of The Vanguard Years

The Dubliners - Seven Drunken Nights : Spirit of the Irish

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